The tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram is called Ashura and marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain with his companions in the battle of Karbala. There are universal lessons of bravery, integrity, and patience to be learnt from the events of Karbala. Here are four ways you can teach your children about the lessons of Karbala:
1. Attend Muharram events with your children
One of the best ways to impart the lessons of Karbala to your children is to attend majalis and walks arranged in Muharram together. Some community centers have special events for children that are specially catered for their learning and engagement.
2. Watch educational videos
Tales of Tears is a great series for young children to find out more about each of the heroes of Karbala. Talk to them about Hazrat Ali Asghar, Hazrat Sakina and the other children of Karbala, as they show more interest in heroes their own age, and learn about bravery, patience, and integrity.
3. Read books together
Get books from the local library or a bookstore near you to explore history together so that your children develop a better understanding of the events of Karbala.
[Read Related: What to Expect When You Attend a Muharram Majlis]
4. Do activities to enhance learning
Doing activities together is a great way to teach the lessons of Karbala to your children. Linking a few free downloadable coloring and activity books that you can print and do together with your children.
Here is a coloring book for little children to color and read the story of Karbala. This is an extremely engaging and informative workbook for children to learn the lessons of Karbala. There are also many other resources available online.
Hope these tips help you to pass on the lessons of Karbala to your children. What has worked best for your family?